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Broncos S Brandon turns self in after warrant issued

DENVER -- Denver Broncos safety Sam Brandon turned himself
in to Douglas County court officials Wednesday after a warrant was
issued for his arrest, prosecutors said.

Brandon, 27, faces a charge of violating a restraining order and
violation of his bond conditions, both misdemeanors, district
attorney spokeswoman Kathleen Walsh said.

Despite prosecutor objections, a judge released Brandon on a
personal recognizance bond. He was due in court Nov. 17 for a
pretrial conference on the new charges and a domestic violence case
from July 2005.

Brandon was fingerprinted and photographed at the jail. Walsh
did not release additional details.

Neither Broncos officials nor Brandon immediately returned a
phone message left at the team's office.

Team spokesman Paul Kirk declined comment.

A fourth-round pick by Denver in 2002, Brandon faces a charge of
third-degree assault and a charge of criminal mischief, both
misdemeanors, stemming from his arrest July 4, 2005, officials have
said. Details of his arrest were not immediately available.